NGO: Transparency International


Transparency International is a pan-India NGO working in governance and anti-corruption. In 2008, TII conducted a monumental corruption study, which determined that the average Indian family pays Rs. 883 crore annually.

IDRF Partner Since: 2004

Focus Area: Anti-Corruption

Location: Bihar

Project Title: Pahal


As a result of their 2008 study, TII has taken local action by organizing trainings, community meetings, and engagement workshops on RTS (Right to Service), RTI (Right to Information), and Social Audits. The Pahal program in Bihar, sponsored by IDRF, has benefitted more than 3,500 men and women who are refusing to pay bribes and ensuring that corrupt government officials are held accountable for their crimes.